Ever since the tragic shooting of Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords on January 8, 2011, the Great Divider, President Obama, has called for more civility when it comes to political discussions. Unfortunately though, Obama is usually the festering source of much of the uncivil discourse that takes place in American politics these days.
The latest example of such vitriolic "civility" from the President came in response to Mitt Romney's commentary about Obama running up the astronomical government debt of $5 trillion and counting since he has taken the reigns of the highest office in the land. Romney called Obama's spending spree a "prairie fire of debt" to which Obama responded by stating that Romney's speech criticizing his administrationâ€™s accumulation of that US debt was a â€œcow pie of distortion.â€ Apparently since Obama didn't have veins popping out of his neck while using such a pungent metaphor, the media would classify it as still being in the realm of civil discourse.
Basically what the President is saying is that Mitt Romney is "full of sh*t" without coming out and voicing those exact words. And Obama further responds to Romney by producing a whopper of a lie with this choice line: â€œBut what my opponents didnâ€™t tell you was that federal spending since I took office has risen at the slowest pace of any president in almost 60 years." Of course, there are the detailed analysis of the fuzzy math as to how the Distorter in Chief came up with the figures that produces such a ginormously inaccurate quote, but I will leave that to the so-called experts to distort, and refute the propaganda as well.
Debates such as this just go to prove that if you look hard and long enough at any set of numbers, you can make them say anything you want. And when you put the President's spokesperson, Jay Carney, in front of the mike as the official mouthpiece of the grand deception, it almost sounds convincing. And if you are the President, you can continue to use vitriol, and convince the deluded you are still civil.